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Art Forum East German Gallery ("Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie")
The Art Forum East German Gallery (KOG) is an art museum with an outstanding collection ranging from Romanticism to Modernism and a unique focus on art creation in Eastern Europe. Here you can discover paintings, sculptures and graphic art by German artists who lived and worked in the region...
Library holdings | Archive
Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
Library holdings | Archive
Collections and holdings of the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie
With its collection and in-house art library, including an artists’ archive, the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie (KOG) pursues a unique mission within Germany: to preserve, communicate and research the artistic heritage of the formerly German-influenced areas in Central, Eastern and Southeastern...
Cultural Office for the Danube Region
The Cultural Advisor organizes events, projects, and exhibitions regarding the culture and history of Germans in Southeastern Europe. An important aspect of this are the activities directed at young people.
Das Südostdeutsche Kulturwerk (SOKW) in München (“The Southeast German Cultural Society [SOKW] in Munich”)
How does an institute deal with its 70th anniversary when, from today's point of view, its founding involved a number of problematic aspects? This is the question that the Institute for German Culture and History in South-eastern Europe (IKGS) is currently grappling with. In this research project,...
Electronic Reading Room (eL) of the Martin Opitz Library
Would you like to browse selected holdings of the Martin Opitz Library from your own PC? In the MOB's electronic reading room, you will find thousands of digitized documents – from historical address books to monographs, journals and much more.
Halbjahresschrift für Geschichte und Zeitgeschehen in Zentral- und Südosteuropa (“Biannual Journal for History and Culture in Central and South East Europe”)
Now with a new publisher, the "Halbjahresschrift" (“Biannual Journal for History and Culture in Central and South East Europe”, HJS) is back! But its purpose remains the same: The systematic and academic examination of authoritarian regimes in Central and South East Europe and their...
IKGS-Buchreihe (“IKGS book series”)
Anyone with a deep interest in the Danube-Carpathian region and all its aspects should consider taking a look at the book series of the IKGS. Its monographies and anthologies set the stage for an international dialog about German culture and history, art, and literature in, from, and about East,...
Research institute | Archive | Library
Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe
Europe – a region that is more than the sum of its parts. Migration and the constant exchange between its inhabitants have been and still are of utmost importance to the creation of a European relationship history. The Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe (IKGS) is...
International Danube youth camp
Invited by the Cultural Office for the Danube Region, about 80 young people manage to live out – on a small scale and for one week – something that seems to be tremendously difficult on a large scale. They come from Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary,...
Infrastructure project | Transfer project | Cultural education and communication project
Kulturelle Vielfalt im Donauraum ("Cultural Diversity in the Danube Region")
Migration, cultural diversity and multiethnic coexistence are topics of ongoing social relevance. For this reason, the project Kulturelle Vielfalt im Donauraum ("Cultural Diversity in the Danube Region") at the Danube Swabian Museum (DZM) aimed to develop new formats to convey Danube Swabian history...
Library catalog (OPAC) of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
In the library catalog of the Institute of German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe you can search in a stock of more than 20,000 books, 1,000 journals and hundreds of DVDs, CDs and much more.
Light and sound on new bridges
With “Light and sound on new bridges“ (Licht und Klang auf neuen Brücken) the Cultural Office for the Danube Region offers young people the opportunity to participate in an international youth exchange and to learn more about the culture of the Danube region through a transnational approach.
Library | Archive
Martin Opitz Library
The Martin Opitz Library (MOB) is the central library for German culture and history in Eastern Europe. It collects literature from all areas of East-Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The main focus of the collections is on the regions that today form western Poland and the Kaliningrad...
Education and communication project
With Russia's war of aggression, the Republic of Moldova and the breakaway "republic" of Transnistria have also become the focus of media coverage. of media coverage. We encounter Moldovans on a daily basis, mostly unrecognized, primarily as migrant workers. Their country of origin is terra...
Online library catalog
Online Catalog of the Martin Opitz Library
The online catalog of the Martin Opitz Library is based on the software VuFind and allows you to search the library's entire book and journal holdings, a constantly growing sub-collection of the archive and numerous external datasets. If you would like to search this institution's extensive...
series of seminars
Program for women
In cooperation with the women’s academy at the "community college" (Volkshochschule) Ulm, the Cultural Advisor for the Danube Region organizes seminars, podium discussions, and field trips for adults.
Provenance research project
Project on Provenance Research
Just like people, works of art also have a kind of biography. Reconstructing these stories of origin is the task of provenance research. The Art Forum East German Gallery has been running a project for this since December 2018. The aim is to examine where the works were located before they entered...
Research Data Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies (OstData)
In the OstData project, a research data service for research on Eastern, Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe is being developed with interdisciplinary and international connectivity.
Research grants of the IKGS
Are you conducting research on the culture and history of South Eastern and Central Europe? A research grant enables you to spend a research stay at the Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe (IKGS) with access to its specialized library and archives.